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What is a direct agreement?Direct agreements are very common in project finance transactions. A direct agreement is an agreement which gives the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the typical structure of facility agreements and the key terms and provisions that will be included. It examines the process...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers:•the purpose of events of default included in facility agreements•common events of default relating to borrowers and...
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9th Nov
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What is a 'capital call facility'?A capital call facility is a form of finance provided by a lender to a fund and typically secured against investors’...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Olds of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 9th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The ICC has issued a guidance paper on the impact of COVID-19 on trade finance transactions issued subject to ICC rules. For...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the costs that a lender operating in the interbank market will incur when providing funding to a borrower and the steps...
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9th Nov
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Sub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk in a loan to another lender. For an overview of the reasons why a lender might...
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9th Nov
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Novation is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.This Practice Note looks at what is meant by novation...
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9th Nov
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What are they?A bridge to bond facility is a type of acquisition financing where the buyer requires the certainty of a fully committed financing...
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Produced in partnership with Cleary Gottlieb and Ian Chin of Morrison & Foerster 9th Nov
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A 10b-5 letter (also referred to as a 'disclosure letter') is a letter delivered to the underwriters by issuer's and underwriters' counsel in...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Farnsworth of Baker McKenzie and Adam Farlow of Baker McKenzie 9th Nov
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Given the cross-border nature of many banking transactions, it is common for the principal legal advisors for lenders and borrowers to need to...
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9th Nov
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In summary, a market disruption clause sets out how interest is calculated for a loan if a lender’s cost of funding the loan is in excess of London...
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9th Nov
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The majority of secondary debt trades are conducted by telephone or by email. Following the trade call or email exchange, the parties will document...
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9th Nov
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Commodity repurchases (repos) are a common alternative method of financing. There are a number of advantages for both the financier and a commercial...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 9th Nov
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Shares are commonly offered as security for a loan in commercial lending transactions.Practice Note: Taking security over shares explains how to take...
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9th Nov

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2020 NewsDateNews story24 November 2020 Asset Management Taskforce makes stewardship recommendations to boost sustainable growth—LNB News 24/11/2020...
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25th Nov
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 25th Nov
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What are green loans?This Practice Note considers the green loan market, focusing on the Green Loan Principles (GLP), published by the Loan Market...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett of Norton Rose Fulbright, Katie Knight of Norton Rose Fulbright and Rosa Mottershead 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Heng of Norton Rose Fulbright 25th Nov
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In response to the Paris Agreement, governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance. To...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett, Rosa Mottershead, Rob Marsh, Andrew Hedges, Imogen Garner and Cara Dowling of Norton Rose Fulbright 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Produced in partnership with Mindy Hauman of White & Case, Chris McGarry of White & Case and Debashis Dey of White & Case 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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25th Nov
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The Equator Principles (EPs) are a risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project...
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25th Nov
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Lenders' risk exposureLenders are increasingly concerned with environmental risk in their day to day secured lending businesses. All major UK banks...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure 18th Nov
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Land contamination liabilitiesThe main types of liabilities associated with land contamination and water pollution are summarised in Table A.Table...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 18th Nov
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Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk?The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive...
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18th Nov
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Key drivers for voluntary environmental reportingA company may choose to report on environmental matters:•to gain a better understanding of its...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 18th Nov
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Companies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with:•the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)•accounting...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 18th Nov
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IntroductionThis Practice Note will look at the issues to take into consideration when financing renewable energy projects in the UK, particularly...
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Produced in partnership with Caroline Saul of Osborne Clarke 18th Nov
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In September 2019, ENEL launched the world’s first sustainability-linked bond (SLB) (see: ‘ENEL sustainability-linked bond case study’ in The future...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Heng of Norton Rose Fulbright 17th Nov
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Following the first Green Loan Principles and in light of the increasing popularity and borrower diversity in the green loan market, the first ever...
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Produced in partnership with Alec Buchanan of White & Case and Mindy Hauman of White & Case 17th Nov
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2018 NewsDateNews story4 January 2019Commission publishes draft rules requiring investment firms and insurance distributors to consider sustainability...
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13th Nov
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Argentina; Australia; Chile; Finland; Hong Kong; Italy; Kenya; Mauritius;...
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10th Nov

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